Chando Ao
b. 1990
New York, USA

Chando Ao's practice navigates between two extremes: on the one hand, his solo endeavors in paintings and drawings; on the other hand, he builds a complex and open system, which needs to be accomplished in conjunction with the external world, which includes robots, flora and fauna, software, food, machinery, exceptionally unique materials, and everyday consumer goods. This system is designed to engage the viewer, inviting them to touch, embrace, climb, and even juggle with the work. These two modes of creation mirror his dual states as an individual—introspectively sensing himself on one hand, and outwardly conveying a concise and fundamental sensory experience on the other.

Chando Ao was born in 1990 in Chongqing, China, and now lives and works in New York. He graduated from Tufts University + School of Museum of Fine Arts in 2016 and received The Chan Sculpture Award in 2015. He had solo exhibitions with Postmasters Gallery in New York in 2021-2022. His recent institution exhibitions include the Thoma Foundation (Santa Fe, 2022-2023), TAG Art Museum (Qingdao, 2022), and X Museum Triennial (Beijing, 2019). His solo exhibitions have been covered by Jerry Salts for New York Magazine and Johanna Fateman for New Yorker; other press includes The Brooklyn Rail, Art Forum, Ocula, Hyperallergic, and more.

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I’m a Fish
2019
Installation: 39cm in diameter, 45cm in height
Material: fish, pebble, acrylic tank, all-directional motion base, camera vision motion tracking system, python, circuit board, battery
Edition: 3+1

Ao™ Hydrophobilizer (blue version)
2018
Installation: 10” in diameter x 2
Material: aerogel, hand sanitizers, spring, electric motor, battery, 3d printed tray, water
Edition: 3+1AP

Ao™ Hydrophobilizer
2018
Installation: 10” in diameter x 2
Material: aerogel, hand sanitizers, spring, electric motor, battery, 3d printed tray, water
Edition: 3+1AP

Ao™ Hydrophobilizer (detail view)
2018
Installation: 10” in diameter x 2
Material: aerogel, hand sanitizers, spring, electric motor, battery, 3d printed tray, water
Edition: 3+1AP

Instruction of Ao™ Hydrophobilizer
2019
Digital Drawing

Profile
2019
Installations, dimension variable
Material: iPad, iPhone, Facemoji (software), rotating stool
Edition: 3+1AP

Digital Drawing

Digital Drawing

Ecological Dreaming
2019
curated by Stamatina Gregory for VOLTA NY 2019

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EXHIBITIONS

Past

  • 12.09.202301.20.2024
  • Anna-Maria Škroba
  • Mana Anna
  • 10.21.202312.02.2023
  • Group show
  • Offworlds
  • 06.03.202307.01.2023
  • Group show
  • Bodies, reciprocal motions: Yale MFA Sculpture Class of 2023
  • 04.15.202305.27.2023
  • Group show
  • this sentence no sentence
  • 12.9.202201.14.2023
  • Group show
  • YY OS Gold Canopy
  • 11.10.202211.13.2022
  • Group show
  • West Bund Art Fair 2022
  • 10.29.202212.03.2022
  • David OReilly
  • Corona Voicemails
  • 12.11.202101.16.2022
  • Tim Enthoven
  • house
  • 11.11.202111.14.2021
  • Group show
  • West Bund Art Fair 2021
  • 06.12.202107.11.2021
  • Group show
  • Everyday is a New Day
  • 03.01.2020Forever
  • MOS architects
  • With a Mezzanine
  • 06.11.2020Forever
  • Chando Ao
  • 32112322222
  • 03.03.202003.09.2020
  • Group Show
  • SPRING/BREAK 2020
  • 11.07.201911.10.2019
  • Group Show / Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2019
  • 10.15.201910.20.2019
  • Chando Ao, Wang Ye
  • In Real Life_YveYANG at Asia Now Paris
  • 04.2706.01.2019
  • Group Show
  • Postmasters Hosts YveYANG
  • 03.0603.09.2019
  • Chando Ao
  • Ecological Dreaming
  • 03.0403.11.2019
  • Art Fair
  • SPRING/BREAK Art Show
  • 01.1701.20.2019
  • Art Fair
  • UNTITLED Art San Francisco
  • 11.0611.25.2018
  • David OReilly
  • Eye of the Dream
  • 11.0711.11.2018
  • Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2018
  • 02.1403.08.2018
  • Group Show
  • Time Square
  • 11.0911.12.2017
  • Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2017
  • 10.0111.02.2017
  • Chando Ao
  • I am A Fish
  • 04.2805.14.2017
  • Sam Ghantous
  • 🏛 🔀
  • 04.0704.30.2017
  • Bjørn Sparrman
  • Two Pieces
  • 02.0302.26.2017
  • Group Show
  • Bits n’ Bobs
  • 12.0212.31.2016
  • Joint Exhibition
  • Less is More More or Less
  • 10.0711.18.2016
  • Liao Fei
  • Perspective
  • 08.0909.30.2016
  • Amba Sayal-Bennett
  • Diffraction Metis
  • 07.0108.10.2016
  • Group Show
  • Merry Go Round